The determined Cherokee Washington High volleyball team stayed the course throughout to turn back a good Estherville-LC squad 3-1 in Lakes Conference volleybll action in Cherokee Tuesday night.
Cherokee won by entertaining game scores of 21-25, 25-22, 25-22, 25-23.
Megan Hummel paced the winners in serving with 20-21 and two aces, while Gerdes was 11-12 and one ace, Maddy Woodall 11-13 and one ace, Kaely Hummel 11-13 and three aces, Emily Haselhoff 10-10 and one ace, and Sara Ramirez 8-9.
Woodall rang up a perfect 63-63 setting night with 22 assists, while Jasey Stowater was 34-37 and nine assists, and Haselhoff and Kaely Hummel three assists each.
Hoeppner and Gerdes led their team in blocks with six solos and one assist each. Smith tallied one solo and one assist.
"What a great match we played!" offered coach Julie Hummel. "We put everything together tonight on Senior night. The girls played with heart, enthusiasm and togetherness to beat ELC. It was a huge win for us because it put us at 5th in the conference.
"We did a great job mixing up our sets and had a balanced hitting attack. Our blocking was outstanding tonight. We just played an all around solid game. We want to thank our seniors, Megan Carlson, Samantha Hirschman, and Megan Hummel for their dedication and commitment for four years to the program. They will be missed."
Cherokee ends regular season play at the Storm Lake Tournament Saturday and begins post-season play next week.